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This Week’s Torah Portion: Taking Responsibility

Parshat Shoftim: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9; Isaiah 51:12-52:12. By Rabbi Schneor Greenberg Have you ever heard the expression, “I wash my hands of this matter?” Where did this...

Warsaw Uprising Remembered

Looking back at the Warsaw Uprising, a heroic but tragic rebellion against Germany that occurred 75 years ago. Featured photo via iStock. This year on Aug....

Margaret Lincoln: Teaching About the Holocaust

Margaret Lincoln, a Holocaust-teaching dynamo from Battle Creek, has been educating people around the state for years. Three years ago, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Life’s Challenges

Parshat Ekev: Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25; Isaiah 49:14-51:3. In Parashat Ekev, Moses is in the midst of preparing the Israelites to cross over the Jordan into the...

Freeds of Windsor Going Strong at 90

Well-known local Jewish business, Freeds of Windsor, is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Two weeks ago, I wrote about the Holtzman family and their 100-year-old business,...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Words Matter

Parshat Mattot/Massei: Numbers 30:2-36:13; Jeremiah 2:4-28, 3:4. Rabbi Mark Miller Some of the laws in the Torah still guide our lives today: Think about eating matzah...

This Week’s Torah Portion: A Broken Peace

Parshat Pinchas: Numbers 25:16-30:1; Jeremiah 1:1-2:3. By Rabbi Brent Gutmann This week’s Torah portion contains an especially challenging episode, one which produces a call to arms...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Our Miraculous Gifts

Parshat Balak: Numbers 22:2-25:9; Micah 5:6-6:8. By Rabbi Elliott Pachter A talking donkey? Middle school metal shop class? What do they have in common? Read on. In...

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Attorney Robert Kass Authors ‘To Save the Nation’

Attorney Robert Kass pens his first thriller To Save the Nation based on the international intrigue that touched his life. Photos courtesy of Robert Kass Detroit...

JET Theater Updates Are Strong Reasons to Celebrate

JET Theater's move to a new Walled Lake venue and  new season dates have improved attendance and reach. Photos courtesy of JET As the Jewish Ensemble...

Democrats Pass Two-State Resolution in Congress

Democrats in Congress have passed a resolution that states the only way to bring peace to Israelis and Palestinians is through a two-state outcome. By...

Hillel Day School Announces New Head of School

Dr. Darin Katz of Philadelphia will start his tenure as the next Head of School for Hillel Day School in July 2020. Featured photo courtesy...

American Rabbi Suspected of Running Baby Trafficking Network

Five people including American Rabbi Shmuel Puretz have been arrested by Israeli police for allegedly running an international baby trafficking ring. By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) —...